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1 blues is believed to have originated in the Mississippi Delta, a wedge-shaped region in northern Mississippi between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers.
2 Upstream, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the historic Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad Station is seen here surrounded by floodwater on May 17.
3 Brian Campbell, whose team (Ubon's BBQ of Yazoo) has competed in 71 Memphis-sanctioned events and won dozens of awards, says “the money is break-even, at best.
4 Brian Campbell, whose team (Ubon’s BBQ of Yazoo) has competed in 71 Memphis-sanctioned events and won dozens of awards, says “the money is break-even, at best.”
5 Most of what is now the northern two-thirds of Alabama was known as the Yazoo lands beginning during the British colonial period.
6 With the exception of the area around Mobile and the Yazoo lands, what is now the lower one-third of Alabama was made part of the Mississippi Territory when it was organized in 1798.
7 The Yazoo lands were added to the territory in 1804, following the Yazoo land scandal.
8 In 1983, an a cappella group known as The Flying Pickets had a Christmas 'number one' in the UK with a cover of Yazoo's (known in the US as Yaz) "Only You".
9 Many compilations of classic prewar blues were republished by the Yazoo Records.
10 Some labels are famous for rediscovering and remastering blues rarities, including Arhoolie Records, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (heir of Folkways Records), and Yazoo Records (Shanachie Records).
11 According to Patricia Galloway, the Choctaw region of Mississippi, generally located between the Yazoo basin to the north and the Natchez bluffs to the south, was slowly occupied by Burial Urn people from the Bottle Creek Indian Mounds area in the Mobile, Alabama delta, along with remnants of people from the Moundville chiefdom (near present-day Tuscaloosa, Alabama), which had collapsed some years before.
12 Soon afterwards, Clarke joined up with blues singer Alison Moyet to form Yazoo (or Yaz in the United States).
13 The song went on to become a UK Top 3 hit for Yazoo.
14 U.S. Highway 49Runs north-south from the Arkansas state line at Lula via Clarksdale and Yazoo City, towards Hattiesburg and Gulfport.
15 Vince Clarke of Erasure, Yazoo and Depeche Mode, is also a notable disco and Kraftwerk fan.
16 The band Yazoo used the prayer interspersed with the lyrics of "In My Room" on the album Upstairs at Eric's. The 2005 game Civilization IV uses a Swahili-language version of the prayer as its main theme: "Baba Yetu".
17 and the Yazoo River, meeting the Mississippi at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
18 Two-member pop music bands such as Soft Cell, Blancmange, Yazoo and Erasure used pre-programmed sequencers.
19 The case involved the Yazoo land scandal, in which the Georgia legislature authorized the sale of land to speculators at low prices.
20 This northern border was originally the Georgia and North Carolina border all the way to the Mississippi River, until Tennessee was divided from North Carolina, and the Yazoo companies induced the legislature of Georgia to pass an act, approved by the governor in 1795, to sell the greater part of Georgia's territory presently comprising Alabama and Mississippi.
21 Benjamin said the company also has jail accreditation contracts worth $4,000 or $5,000 a month with other counties including Chickasaw, Hancock, Holmes, Marion, Pearl River, Washington and Yazoo.
22 The Pentagon Barracks Museum and Visitors Center is located within the barracks complex and the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad Company Depot, currently houses the Louisiana Art and Science Museum.
23 They settled into the upper Yazoo and Pearl River valleys in present-day Mississippi.
24 In 1797, a general appraisal of the tribe and its territorial bounds was made by Abraham Bishop of New Haven, who wrote: The Chickasaws are a nation of Indians who inhabit the country on the east side of the Mississippi, on the head branches of the Tombeckbe (sic), Mobille, and Yazoo rivers.
25 At the Yazoo settlements in Mississippi he was joined by Jean Benjamin who became the scientist for the expedition.
26 Governor George Mathews, egged on by his base of land speculators and plantation owners, who each wanted a piece of the Western-pie, signed The Yazoo Land Act in 1795.
27 The Yazoo Act authorized the sale of nearly 35 million acres of Creek and Cherokee land in Western Georgia for $500,000.
28 In the wake of what the people of Clay County saw as aggressive and illegal government overreach, as well as a potential threat to their own liberty, the growing confederacy of native tribes and Georgian townships met again in Bluffton in 1795 to consider their response to the Yazoo Act.
29 Although the self named “Constitutional Army of Georgia” met little resistance from the townsfolk, many of whom welcomed the bandits with cheers, the few official who had refused the DCC's request to join, fled to Savannah to inform the government of the insurgency in the Yazoo territory.
30 One of those new legislators was former governor and avid opponent of the Yazoo act, James Jackson.